Attorney General Lynch’s Video Statement on Hate Crimes in America

November 18, 2016

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch released a video statement today on the FBI’s newly announced 2015 Hate Crime Statistics as well as on recent media reports of alleged hate crimes and harassment around the country. The statement reminds individuals to report these incidents to both local law enforcement and the Justice Department in order to ensure that career investigators and prosecutors are able to enforce hate crime statutes at the local, state and federal level.

For more information on the Justice Department's efforts to combat hate crimes, please visit the Civil Rights Division website.

Updated May 24, 2022